Grandparents Climate Campaign has for some years worked closely with the Canadian For Our Grandchildren, a likeminded organization of elders, also conscious of the importance of engaging elders internationally in an environmentally sound future for the world’s grandchildren.
In September 2014, a group of Norwegian and Canadian grandparents joined the outstanding 400,000 strong People’s Climate March in New York, carrying our joint banner urging “grandparents of the world to unite for a fossil-free world.” Our two organizations issued a statement to leaders of the world that also was published by UNFCCC in their Climate Change Newsroom: «Statement to national and international political leaders from Concerned Grandparents – united for our grandchildrens’ sustainable future»
«Concerned Grandparents call for a new moral leadership, giving priority to the safety of all our grandchildren and their right to a sustainable planet. Putting their best interest at the top of national and international political agendas will demonstrate solidarity between generations.»
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In june 2014 Svein Tveitdal from the GCC steering group, delivered the joint statement to the Chairperson of the IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, while in Oslo. Seniors have an obligation to put pressure on political leaders to take action, Tveitdal said. Our generation benefitted most from the fossil fuel economy. We must now pay back and work to correct a situation to which we have contributed.